Twickenham May 9, 2017 17:08:29 GMT
Post by Adam in Stroud on May 9, 2017 17:08:29 GMT
Well, I see where you are coming from but I expect us to try to appeal to the left wing of the Tories, so I don't think we need to outflank her on the right; I think we look to take one-nation Tories who don't mind a bit of taxation to keep the deserving poor out of the gutter but who don't like the bossiness of Labour. Most of them are quite keen on keeping Britain green and pleasant and I don't think a bit of environmentalism goes down badly with them. The idea that the Greens are rabidly left wing may have some validity but I agree with albion that it is not how the Greens are generally perceived or why people vote for them.
On the issue of fuel prices if you herd Ed Davey today you will have heard him being quite clear on the need for proper competition. I think the point here is not that Tories are going to say "ah, the LDs are the free market party, I'll vote for them" it's more that it's a halfway coherent position to take alongside, say, wanting to be in the single market. May's move onto Labour's lawn is going to be effective just as you say, but I think at some point its going to lead to internal wrangling - it's the wrangling that I think will be a problem, not the problem as such; government's survive having crap policies on all sorts of things so long as they don't screw up the big issues.